Queen Thompson announced a planning meeting for the newly named “United Voices for Inner-city Children’s Educational Success” on Wednesday, March 16 and Thursday, March 17, both events from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Park Convention and Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Rd. Flier here. Info and to RSVP: 704-333-7966.
Nakisa Glover announced a third meeting of the Forum spinoff The Agenda on Tuesday, March 15 from 6-8 p.m. at BluNotes, 3425 David Cox Rd., to discuss “Glitter or Gold?: Distractions or the Focus,” a consideration of “the individual initiatives that seem to be tangential at best to the core issues affecting our communities. How can we unite around the right things and push those things to the point of efficient impact, strong solutions?”
Nakisa Glover encouraged attendance at a CMS Policy Committee meeting on Thursday, March 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Government Center. “We need to be a presence at every meeting. So far, the meetings have been attended by members of the community who have disturbing views about the value of poor minority children and their families.” No public comments will be taken at the meeting, as the committee continues its review of student assignment issues.
Nakisa Glover announced an event to celebrate the Particle Falls animation installation at the UNCC Center City Building. The event is Thursday, March 17, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at First Ward Park at 8th and North Brevard Streets.
Keith Kelly announced that Rep. Alma Adams would hold a women’s economic empowerment event with U.S. House leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday, March 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the UNCC Center City Building.
Rob Hillman announced that he was recently in a long line at the Department of Motor Vehicles, one of the primary sources of photo IDs that are acceptable for in-person voting at the polls. He sent in an N.C. Board of Elections sheet aimed at students detailing Voter ID requirements. Additional information here.
Rob Hillman announced Charlotte’s 21st Annual Taste of the Nation on Monday, April 18 from 6-9:30 p.m. at Fillmore Charlotte, 820 Hamilton St. Tickets for $85-$120 here. Proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and Community Culinary School of Charlotte.
Larken Egleston announced that the Young Democrats of Mecklenburg County would elect officers at their March 22 meeting at the Asian Library at 6:30 p.m. at 1339 Baxter St. In response to applause, he quipped: “I’m running for president of the Young Democrats, not for President.”
Bobbie Parks announced a meeting of Mecklenburg Senior Democrats on Friday, March 11 at 11:30 a.m. at 5700 Executive Center Drive Room 206.
Ken Koontz announced that while it was not announced at the church, there was a reception following Malachi Greene’s memorial service at the Excelsior Club. Koontz said the Bojangles at West Trade and I-77, which Greene referred to as “the Office,” will mark one table in Greene’s honor for the next two or three days.
Dianna Davis announced that the Charlotte African American Festival will be held March 31 through April 3, beginning with the Ashanti Festival Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Carole Hoefener Center, 610 E. 7th St., and continuing Saturday and Sunday. Details here. Video of this announcement here.
Ty Turner announced that the Mecklenburg Republican Party would hold its annual Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner on Saturday, March 12. Speaker is former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. Flier here. Tickets $100 and up here.
Sandra Clory sent in an announcement that people interested in volunteering, donating or supporting the Hilary Clinton campaign should contact Justin Vollmer at the University City area office, 2135 West Arbors Drive 2nd fl. Charlotte, NC. 28262. Email Vollmer here.
Jane Whitley sent in an announcement that Michael Sexton, Mecklenburg Women’s Commission Domestic Violence Information & Education Specialist, will address Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County on Wednesday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Asian Library, 1339 Baxter St. Details here.
Stephanie Counts sent in an announcement that Women’s Inter-Cultural Exchange will hold a membership campaign kickoff on Friday, March 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Eileen Fisher, 6822-G Phillips Place Ct. Details here.
Bonita Buford sent in the March edition of the Friends of the Gantt Arts + Culture Digest.
Joel Ford sent in his Feb. 29 newsletter.